Choraliers seeking voices
The Choraliers are accepting auditions for tenor and bass voices.
The group, which began as the Velvetone Choraliers 55 years ago, start rehearsals for the 2009-10 season on Sept. 14 at 6:45 p.m. at Fassett Middle School in Oregon.
For more information, call Kay Karrick at 419-693-1862.
Fall Explosion set at Heritage
Heritage Christina Church, located at the corner of Coy and Brown roads in Oregon, will hold a Fall Explosion for kids in grades K-5 and their families Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free event will include inflatables, carnival games, a petting zoo, horse rides featuring Snickers the Horse,” a fire engine, dunk tank, face painting, music, food and more.
In the event of rain, the Fall Explosion will be held Sept. 20.
Corn and walleye
The Butterfly House, located at 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse, will once again offer gigantic corn maze to enjoy and explore from Friday, Sept. 12 to Oct. 31. This year, the maze has been fashioned in the shape of the mascot for Toledo’s new hockey team, which will open its inaugural 2009-10 ECHL season Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the new Lucas County Arena.
Convention, exposition set
The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is holding its 24th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition Sept. 18-20 at the HCEA’s National Construction Equipment Museum, 16623 Liberty Hi Rd. in Bowling Green,
The show, which is open to the public, will feature live demonstrations of antique construction machinery powered by horses or mules, steam, electricity, gas and diesel. Equipment and vehicles built or powered by International Harvester are being featured, along with the National Construction Equipment Museum’s collection of over 60 machines, many of which were built in Ohio.
Companies and the public are encouraged to bring their antique vehicles and equipment. Other attractions include hit-and-miss engines, historical displays, memorabilia vendors, and a huge sandpile for the kids to play in.
Show hours are Friday, 9 p.m. to dark; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Admission per person 12 or over is $5 daily or $10 for a weekend pass. For more information, visit www.hcea.net or call 419-352-5616.
Two of The Toledo Zoo’s Northern slimy salamanders have laid clutches of eggs in their habitat, located in the Zoo’s Amazing Amphibians exhibit.
Northern slimy salamander eggs last hatched at The Toledo Zoo in January 2008 in what is believed to be the first-ever successful hatching of this species in a zoo setting.
Successful salamander breedings are rare in zoo settings, and zoo staff members are closely monitoring the salamanders as they guard their eggs.
At about six inches long, the Northern slimy salamander is a small amphibian native to the eastern and central portions of the United States, including the region east of the Toledo area. The breeding is part of an overall program designed to help maintain many different species of salamanders, including those that face an uncertain future due to habitat loss and disease.
The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 p.m. after Labor Day). For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org or call 419-385-4040.